Justin Timberlake has a message for U.S. celebrity journalists: drop dead. Speaking to Details Magazine, the 26-year-old entertainer says he despises tabloids for turning his personal life into gossip fodder.

"They create soap operas out of people's lives...it's a spin game, and I choose not to take part in it," Timberlake said.

He takes particular exception to speculation about his relationships with Britney Spears and Cameron Diaz. He and Britney ended their three-year relationship in 2002. He and Diaz, who had dated since 2003, confirmed their split in January.